Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Republicans, All Wrong, All the Time - Pt 30: Treason Edition
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Secessionist Texas Governor cum future POTUS, James Richard Perry are all committing treason. Thus implyeth Scott Sumner, which we discover, with a touch of irony, via Krugman.
It's amazing that someone can suss the bull with such lucid candor, and still not poke it in the eye, though he does provide sticks. Maybe this is what passes for subtlety among politically conservative neomonetarists.
I stopped reading Sumner a long time ago, for a variety of reasons. Credit where it's due though, as he calls out these lizard-people - though he can't quite muster whatever it takes to explicitly play the treason card. Instead, he weasels it like this: "Unlike Rick Perry, I don’t think it is treasonous to advocate easy money or tight money. Treason is advocating policies that you know will hurt the country, because you hope you can derive political gain from America’s misfortune. I’ll leave it to my readers to decide who should be charged with treason."
Meanwhile -- are we screwed, or what?